Middle English Dictionary Entry

baǧǧe n.(2)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

Her. A badge of cognizance, insignia; ~ of armes.

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  • 1486 ?Berners Bk.St.Albans (Blades 1881)her.leaf b 2/a : All the bastardis of all cotarmuris shall bere a fesse. Sum call hit a bastoun of oon of the .iiii. dignites of colouris, excepte the bastarde of the fixiales and the bastarde of the brethyrne of the cheue blode where theritaunce is deparded to euerych brothir elike moch theys bastardis shall adde more bagy to his armys or take a way a bagy of armys.
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